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<That said I want to warn novices how dangerous it is to follow any of the various DOGS strategies being purported here. These investment schemes are all back tested and have NO predictive power.>

Can you suggest any tested investment scheme whose tests (of whatever kind) HAVE predictive power? In other words, whatever strategy you use, how did you determine it was better than the others? Since you disdain back-testing, have you some effective forward-testing method?

The only forward-testing method I know of had a disadvantage. It was in Stravinsky's "Histoire du Soldat" where, as a result of a pact with the devil, the soldier got a subscription to the next day's stock list.
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